(Also: we’re losing our democracy and the habitability of our planet; but the economy is what people care about, so spread the word.)
And speaking of surprises . . .
Because, as argued here, we’re we past that: “The dark days are not coming — the dark days are here.”
It’s a story patriots should find 12 minutes to watch, as we lose our democracy to Vladimir Putin.
The set up directly preceding those 12 minutes draws a contrast between Trump and George W. […]
Bill Maher rhymes with Bill Barr. But that’s about all. Seven X-rated minutes if you missed them last May.
Bernie is doing great at around 30% of Democrats . . . and Democrats are around 40% of the electorate . . . so (30% of 40%) Bernie has a strong core of 12% — […]
But first . . . economic perspective from Paul Krugman:
. . . [W]hy are interest rates so low? The answer basically comes down to a global excess supply of saving: around the world, people want to save more than businesses are willing to invest in new factories, office parks, and so on. […]
The power of money — which he will spend to defeat Trump no matter who shines on the debate stage tonight.
Tom: “Billionaires are buying elections. Bloomberg is said to have 13 or so billion, and DJT about 6 or 7. THE DIFFERENCE? When DJT descended the escalator, he outlined an agenda […]
If the essential goal is beating Trump, from which all other progressive goals follow, then it’s hard to dismiss Tom Friedman’s logic. Tom likes Mike.
Let me know what you think.
And on stop and frisk? Can we just always note that — though a mistake! — its goal was NOT to oppress or […]
1. The coronavirus: Five very clear minutes from a family physician.
2. The greater threat: Eight very clear minutes on how quickly a democracy can collapse.
We assume “it can’t happen here.”
It is happening.
You really need to watch.
And share. And, if you can, help.
What better way to celebrate […]
But start with this:
. . . That Catholic Charities has been replaced by Hookers for Jesus says much about Barr’s Justice Department. Friends of Trump are rewarded. Opponents of Trump are punished. And the nation’s law enforcement apparatus becomes Trump’s personal plaything. . . .
Dana Milbank’s whole column is worth […]
This terrific piece argues “we must organize rather than agonize” . . . that “Nihilism remains the GOP’s ultimate Trump card.”
Don’t let them sucker […]
The economy grew 2.3% last year.
It is on this decent if far from spectacular performance that the impeached unindicted felon hopes to win Electoral College re-election.
(A million and a half fewer jobs were created in Trump’s first three years than in Obama’s last three.)
And Trump has borrowed massively.
In good […]
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